Backup Schedule

For my Managed WordPress Hosting, I take nightly backups of all the files and data for all the Managed WordPress Hosted sites. Eventually there will be 24 versions of the backup kept so that we can reach back in time to restore a site that may have been broken for a while. Each backup will be stored off site in case webserver data centre suffers a catastrophe.

Backup Retention Schedule

  • The nightly backups are retained for a week = 7 backups
  • Each Sunday backup is retained for a month = 5 backups
  • Each backup on the first of the month is retained for a year = 12
  • Total number of backups retained = 24